Officially formed in 2010, the Eric De La Cruz Hope for Hearts Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist in meeting the financial needs of heart transplant patients around the United States. The Foundation is based in California but seeks to assist heart transplant patients and their families throughout the country.
The Eric De La Cruz Hope For Hearts Foundation has been formed to honor the memory of Eric De La Cruz and fulfill his wish that no heart transplant patient would ever again have to suffer because of a lack of insurance or the inability to pay for life-saving medical treatment.
On July 4, 2009, Eric De La Cruz ran out of time waiting for a life-saving heart transplant. Founded by Eric’s sister, Veronica De La Cruz, the Hope For Hearts Foundation will provide financial assistance, educational resources, and advocacy for heart transplant patients and their families as they face the daunting task of getting a second chance at life. Eric’s struggle even inspired a grassroots campaign, led by his sister Veronica, to support real change in healthcare through “Eric’s Law.”
WHO WE ARE
The operations of the Eric De La Cruz Hope For Hearts Foundation are managed by:
Veronica De La Cruz
The Eric De La Cruz Hope for Hearts Foundation has been granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Tax deductible receipts for donations will be sent out in accordance with IRS guidelines and federal and state regulations.